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Thinking about the markets? I sure am!

I know I know…it is a challenge to think about any Farmer’s Markets today what with snow falling from the sky and the ever-greening grass disappearing from sight beneath the white.

BUT….I am excited to tell you that market season IS approaching.

  • Seems like forever ago that we were at the train depot in Pulaski, but the good news is that soon we will be back there, enjoying the music, drink, good eats and great friends every Tuesday night beginning May 20th.
  • Also in the works is our return to the Blacksburg Community Farmer’s Market located on South Main Street. We are still awaiting word from that group, so stay posted. If all goes well, we will be at that market on Saturdays, starting in May.
  • Finally, we are pleased to be joining the efforts of the Village Gourmet located at Warm Hearth Village (WHV) to offer a farmer’s market to residents and all members of the local community. This market is planned for Thursday evenings and will feature good eats, drinks and music to welcome in the end of the work week!

Please keep watch of the “Market Schedule” section (right side of the web page just above the calendar) for announcements of all market dates, times, locations and any up-coming events. Additionally, in keeping with our mission to make delicious and nutritious food widely available to all, we have completed that application process for SNAP/EBT equipment. We will update you on the status of our application once it is known. We have high hopes that we will be successful in this endeavor and will be very pleased to add this layer of service!!!!

Now back to up-coming events for a moment…I’ve one I’d like to announce that is coming up in May. We’ll be collaborating with WHV and the Village Gourmet to help support their NRV ECO EXPO happening at the WHV Village Center, a spectacular venue, on May 10th from 10am-4pm. This event highlights sustainable living in our region. Check it out, there will be a lot of cool things going on for everyone:

May 10th NRV ECO EXPO

May 10th NRV ECO EXPO

 

Here’s to spring and the coming market season!!!

 

 

Tuesday fun

Jordan and I had a great time at the Marketplace last night. Though we were tired and uninspired initially, we were both glad we forced ourselves out the door for a date night. We had a delicious dinner there, thanks to the Draper Merc…J had a hamburger (1/2 lb patty!) grilled to perfection and I had a BBQ sandwich (healthy portion of ‘que). We tasted some delicious (Virginia) hard ciders and wines from Barrel Cave…and we truly enjoyed a rockin’ band – they were great. It also was fun to see all the new friends we have made (it was weird to not have a stand). We look forward to next week’s adventure.

 

July 23rd market

Well, it was kid’s night at the Pulaski Marketplace last night, but I think all of the adults had a pretty good time there, too.

An amazing musical group was booked for the evening – Gravel Road I think is their name – youngsters from around 8 – 12 years old on standup bass, guitar, mandolin, banjo and fiddle from a banjo and fiddle club. We had a little country, much blue grass, may be a little gospel and a few old time-y tunes. Folks were flat-footing right in front of my veggies (turns out my booth was the perfect spot for an impromptu dance). Such fun. And boy, were they fantastic with their play, their singing, their dancing and their ability to work the crowd. Catch them perform if you can.

July 23rd setup

July 23rd setup

Otherside

Other side

Warming up - Gravel Road group

Warming up – Gravel Road group

Gravel Road group

Gravel Road group

Adults having fun

Adults having fun